Academic Job Market Writing Success Series: Research Statement/Five-Year Plan Workshop

Tue, Jul 30, 1:30 PM - 03:00 PM
/ Location: SRB ​Multipurpose Room


You have convinced the hiring committee that you are a strong candidate for your dream job through a strong cover letter that conveyed why you are a match for the position. Then your polished C.V. demonstrated that you have the key experiences to be successful. But what about the core of your scholarship? What about where you see your research in five years? The hiring committee wants to have a good sense of what your research interests are, what projects you are looking to undertake, and how it is you see yourself meeting the disciplinary standards for tenure. After all, they are not hiring you as is: they are hiring the scholar that they think you will become. How do you achieve this goal? With a research statement/five-year plan.

Continuing ​this summer's Academic Job Market Writing Success Series, we will explore the research statement and the five-year plan: what they are, what they look like, and which one is right for you. Participants will learn how to write about their research and draft a projection of ways to meet their discipline's publishing standards. Should time permit, we will also workshop our ​documents with each other, so bring a draft of your research statement or five-year plan if you have one!

When: ​Tuesday, July ​30th, 1:30–3 p.m.
SRB ​​Multipurpose Room
RSVP here but drop-ins are welcome!

Event Contact : Robby Nadler